Spicy Black Bean Veggie Salad

by | Aug 8, 2016 | Dinners, Recipes, Sides and Salads | 0 comments

Black beans are rich in healthy fiber, which makes them a satisfying low glycemic snack, and they are full of a very potent antioxidant, anthocyanin—the same kind of antioxidants that grapes and blueberries are rich in! Of any bean, black beans contain by far the most antioxidants of any bean.

Beans also help stabilize blood sugar, and help prevent cancer, increase energy and fat burning metabolism, and are full of protein, vitamins and minerals.

You can purchase black beans already cooked in a can or boil your own from dry beans. Similar recipes often contain corn as an ingredient as well, but I don’t recommend using corn as it is high glycemic, fattening and genetically modified.

Try adding some chopped jicama for an extra sweet crunchy taste! This hearty salad is also a great side dish to grass fed beef dishes like burgers, steaks and more. Or try seasoning a chicken breast with a little cumin and chili powder and serve on top of this.  It’s also great alongside your eggs in the morning!

Since beans are a low glycemic carbohydrate, limit your serving size, and avoid eating it with chips, crackers, etc.

Ingredients
2  15oz/425 gm cans of black beans, drained and rinsed, or 3-4 cups cooked beans

1 ripe tomato, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Generous handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

1 small red, green or yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 small jalapeño, minced, ribs and seeds removed or hot pepper flakes
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
Sea salt and pepper to taste
A pinch of cumin powder
Directions

Combine all ingredients in glass bowl, mix and enjoy! Serves 4.

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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